If you bought it from Newegg, it'd be easier to RMA it and not worry about dealing with a whacky board than trying to figure out the problem.
Sounds like you might have a bad board, assuming everything you have plays well together in a perfect situation. Your RAM is perfectly compatible (I have the same brand/type, only two 1GB sticks), so I'd take everything apart and put it back together again, making sure you plug all power cords in properly and such. If you get the same result, RMA/refund/return it. I haven't had any problems with mine at all (aside from the slightly frustrating lack of variable fan control for anything but the CPU), but it would be up to you whether or not you wanted to get a different board or try for another DS3L.
Hey all, new here and have been reading this thread off and on over the past few day's as I got this board for my first build. Unfortunately I've had some problems.
Started with both sticks of my ram and no post to bios, pulled one stick and booted. Just to check thing's out tried the other stick and no boot. Was told by another site to up the vdimm to ram specs, did that and when I tried to reboot I got nothin but case fans running.
Tried clearing cmos ( pulled battery for 30 mins, used jumper cap and had battery out for 10 hours ) and nothing with that.
Pulled board , cpu and heatsink out and off and redid everything. Now I've got with one stick in fans all run with no post, other stick in and case fans start for a few, stop and repeat with no post.
Any suggestions? Thx...
Threw everything together lastnight and no post again. !@#$. I pulled some cheap pc2 4200 ram, stuck it in and got to post. Tried bumping volts to 2.0 and 2.1 and still nothing with either stick of the Corsair ram.
Time to rma the ram? I've seen plenty run this setup with no probs. Also on this new board when I try the CTRL + F1 to get in advanced I get nothing ( do you hit those while in the mit screen or before you get in there? ).